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making a surprise visit to afghanistan where u.s. officials have been demanding hamid karzai sign a new security agreement. >> reporter: before arriving in afghanistan secretary hagel was in bahrain trying to reassure allies in the middle east that the united states is committed to the persian gulf region. secretary hagel said the u.s. is willing to start selling advanced weapons, things like missile defense systems to u.s. allies in the region. the move is seen as a way to counter iran's military ambition. he added that even though the west had agreed to a temporary deal to limit iran's nuclear capability, tehran still poses a significant threat to the middle east and the world. many allies in the region fear the u.s.'s withdrawing from its traditional role in the middle east but hagel said after a decade of war the u.s. will not shirk its responsibilities in the middle east. >> we know diplomacy cannot operate in a vacuum. our success will continue to hinge on america's military power, and the credibility of our assurances to our allies. >> following that he met with senior afghan off
's meeting with senior afghan officials in an effort to push president hamid karzai to sign a bilateral security agreement with the united states. the agreement has already been agreed upon. but karzai's been dragging his feet in signing the deal, trying to win some more concessions from the united states. this has angered both the white house and the pentagon. once the security agreement is signed by karzai, which many people expect it will happen, it's just taking longer than they expected, the pentagon is expected to announce roughly 10,000 or so american troops will stay in afghanistan post 2014 to train the afghan security forces. >> thank you so much for your report. >> keeping our focus overseas, the house foreign affairs committee is holding a hearing next week on the plight of the american pastor jailed in iran. he is being held by tehran over his christian faith. abadini has already served one year of his eight-year sentence. although president obama made a plea for the pastor's release in an historic phone call to iran's new president, the white house has come under scrutiny
in an effort to push presiden hamid karzai to sign a ral security agreement, which has already been agreed upon, but karzai has been dragging his feettin signing, trying to win more concessions from the united states. once the security deal is signed by karzai, the pentagon is expected to announce some 10,000 or so u.s. troops will stay in afghanistan post 2014 in an effort to train and mentor the afghan security forces. >>> the nsa snooping on millions of us is getting new attention tonight. fox news confirmed the original author of the patriot act wants the director of national intelligence to lose his job. congressman james sensenbrenner says james clapper should be fired and prosecuted lying to congress. it's all over testimony clapper gave in march on the nsa spying scandal. >> does the nsa collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of americans? >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not wittingly. there are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect, but not wittingly. >> documents leaked by edward snowden reveals the nsa collects records on virtually all u.s.
, thanked them for their service. he did not, repeat not meet with the afghan president hamid karzai who apparently didn't invite him in for coffee despite what the u.s. has done in afghanistan over these years, spending hundreds of billions of dollars, losing thousands of troops. i was pretty shocked that hagel, the defense secretary of the united states, was not apparently invited by president hamid karzai for a meeting. it's pointed though because the afghan leader has delayed signing a security agreement to extend the u.s. military troop presence in afghanistan for another ten years. hagel downplayed the significance of not meeting with karzai and says at afghan defense minister assured him the security agreement will be signed in "a timely manner." right now about 50,000 u.s. troops are still in afghanistan, supposed to stay most of them throughout this year but all of them are supposed to be out by the end of 2014. the coming year unless there's a security agreement in place. then there could be eight to 10,000 for 12,000 u.s. troops for another ten years at a cost of billions of d
in a timely fashion. hagel arrived in afghanistan this morning. afghan president hamid karzai threw a wrench in the negotiations when he said that he would not sign the agreement until after elections in spring of 2014. >> hassan rouhani described the pursuit of nuclear technology as a definite right, and said that iran has a right to live without sanctions. >>> demonstrators of ukraine are back on the street after reports of a meeting between its president and the russian president vladimir putin. the meetings sparked fears that ukraine would agree to deals with the russians rather than the european union. >> there are reports that there have been deals signed with russia worth $174 million of aid. ukraine needs this money simply to pay its creditors. it's reserves are start to go run low and it is in dire economic circumstances. these reports are unconfirmed yet they spread more angrier gons th angs demonstrators because of the it's president failed to sign a deal with the e.u. and sunday they are planning a big one. they want to repeat the successful mobilization that they had last weeke
. afghan president said he would not sign the agreement until next year. hamid karzai said he was not there to lobby hamid karzai. >> i was assured it would be signed. >> there'll be progress in february, when the n.a.t.o. people will meet on afghanistan. >> a date in infamy, pearl harbour was attacked. 400 japanese planes bombarded the u.s., pushing them into world war ii. >> today thousands gathered at pearl harbour, including veterans and survivors. it was held on the shore. >> still ahead on al jazeera, why the prime minister of thailand says she will not use force against angry protesters. plus, why the feds are telling people to skip the paper elections when applying for health care. >> protesters in the ukraine return to the street in force. the president met with russian president vladimir putin. it sparked fear that is an economic deal may be reached with russia, further distancing ukraine from europe. o organizers hope a million protesters show up. >> street demonstrations demand government leaders resign in thailand. >> after five longs years that r this map is walk
with hamid karzai. he will not sign a security deal with the u.s. until after the april election. progress will have to be made. >> it's sunday in south africa. the country's official week of mourning for nelson mandela has begun. it is well into sunday morning, yet there is still a few dye hards. to my left on the streets, it played a few part in nelson mandela's life and the life of apartheid. so many came out to honour the struggle and the lessons that he left with. >> this street hosted apartheid's bloodiest battle and thanked its famous residents for winning the fight. outside nelson mandela's house, and played protest songs. >> in a quiet corner, nelson mandela was thanked. this was a champ, he coaches kids to box because nelson mandela asked him to. nelson mandela urged him to help his community and to take his anger out on the community, not the street. >> i wouldn't be alive today. i help the children now. >> nelson mandela loved boxing. he considered it an outlet for stress and anger. >> he trained here. it's the soweto ymca today. >> today young men from soweto train in a mooede
karzai said he would not sign it until after elections next year. >> protesters in ukraine returned to the streets in force. the president met with russian president vladimir putin. the meeting sparked fears an economic deal may be reached and russia, furthering the distance with the european union. >> there are reports that the ukrainian leader viktor ych signed a deal with russia securing, according to reports, $17 billion worth of aid. you -- ukraine, of course, needs the money to pay its creditors. the country's reserves are running live. it's in dire economic circumstances. these reports about the deal with russia are unconfirmed. of course they spread more anger amongst the demonstrators here in independent square in central kiev because, of course, they want ukraine to go towards the european union and it was failure to sign a deal with the e.u. that prompted all the protests. and on sunday they are planning the big one. they want to repeat the kind of successful mobilisation that they had last weekend here, and they desperately need to keep this momentum going, because they
america's presence in the pacific. >>> afghan president hamid karzai accusing the u.s. of cutting police and military supplies to try to pressure the country into signing a security deal. the u.s. embassy in kabul denies those claims. tensions between karzai and the u.s. have been rising lately. just last week karzai said he would not sign a new security deal until certain requirements are met even though both sides had already agreed on a deal. >>> one after the other. cars and trucks slamming into one another on an icy road in massachusetts. in the end, it was a 65-car pileup. state police say at least two people were seriously injured sunday. 35 others were taken to local hospitals in wooster. the highway was closed for several hours after freezing rain turned that roadway into a sheet of ice. even a state trooper responding to the crash was rear ended. >>> talk about a joy ride. this one around the sound. authorities in seattle arresting a man they claim stole a ferry and took it around puget sound for about seven hours. here's the story. >> why did you do it? >> reporter: a wild and
visit comes as afghan president hamid karzai refuses to sign a deal that would allow u.s. troops to stay in the country past 2014. the u.s. says they want a deal signed by the end of the month. hagel has no plans to meet with karzai on his trip. his office says he is in the country to thank troops for their service. >>> and now, you are about to look at live pictures from johannesburg, south africa, where visitors from all over the world continue to mourn the loss of nelson mandela. memorial plans are under way. it could be the largest service the world has ever seen. president obama will travel to south africa for the memorial along with presidents bush and clinton. they will be joined by other world figures like the pope and celebrities including bill gates and oprah. the public service will be held on tuesday. mandela's body will lie in state for three days. after that his body will be flown to his home village for a private burial. >>> a new battle in the war on christmas. now congress looking to tax your christmas free. your christmas tree. they want to tack on 15 cents per tree. th
timely manner. but in a highly unusual move, the secretary chose not to meet with president hamid karzai who is the one holding up the pact that would keep thousands of u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan after 2014 for training and counterterrorism missions. >> president obama and secretary of state john kerry discussing middle east policy at a washington forum today. the president addressing a wide range of issues including strained relation, with israel, the peace process between israel and the palestinians, as well as defending the recent nuclear deal with iran. >> what we have to do is make a decision as to given the options available, what is the best way for us to assure that iran does not get a nuclear weapon? the best way is to test this diplomatic pact. understanding that it's not based on trust. it's based on what we can verify. >> live in washington with more. >> the nuclear deal calls for iran to cap in a verifiable way its nuclear program in exchange for an ease in international sanctions. today, president obama was try to answer critic, s of the deal. israeli prime ministe
hamid karzai, but hagel said that his afghan counterpart assured him the agreement would be reached in, quote, a timely manner. >>> well, the white house once said that president obama didn't know one of his uncles. turns out, he actually lived with him. briefly. is this a big deal? we'll tell you. that story next. we're aig. and we're here. to help secure retirements and protect financial futures. to help communities recover and rebuild. for companies going from garage to global. on the ground, in the air, even into space. we repaid every dollar america lent us. and gave america back a profit. we're here to keep our promises. to help you realize a better tomorrow. from the families of aig, happy holidays. life with crohn's disease ois a daily game of "what if's". what if my abdominal pain and cramps end our night before it even starts? what if i eat the wrong thing? what if? what if i suddenly have to go? what if? but what if the most important question is the one you're not asking? what if the underlying cause of your symptoms is damaging inflammation? for help getting the answers yo
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a standoff between u.s. and afghan leaders over a security agreement that hamid karzai is refusing to sign but hagel's visit likely will have little impact on the deal, because he is not planning to meet with karzai. the pentagon says he is there to thank troops for their service. >>> officials at metro north are working to make changes to the railroad system, that following sunday's deadly train derailment in the bronx. federal transportation officials want metro north to identify areas of track where there are major speed changes. the railway must also overhaul its signal system so it will automatically slow down a train if the engineer does not. nud today's show lost one of its own, 58-year-old jim lovely was laid to rest on friday. he worked for nbc as a sund lighting expert for more than 20 years. it was the second funeral in two days for victims of the derailment. our deepest condolences to his family. >>> authorities reveal a missing new hampshire teen sent her a letter postmarked weeks after she disappeared. the letter from 15-year-old abigail hernandez last seen on october 9th was
for their service. he does not plan to meet with afghan president karzai who is can currently in a dispute with the white house because he is refusing to sign a security agreement that would allow u.s. troops to stay in afghanistan past 2014. defense secretary chuck hagel announced that the afghan defense minister reassured him that the security deal will be signed in a timely manner. >>> a high school in illinois is making headlines for a controversial new policy that requires students to submit to random alcohol tests. the school is owfd chicago. this fall the private catholic school began weekly alcohol testing. using hair samples the tests can reveal if a student has had more than an occasional glass of wine in the past 90 days. >> this policy is aimed at helping kids say no and aimed at helping sid c kids who are starting to get into the has been ift using alcohol change. >> a majority of students say they do support the testing. according to the aclu, the testing is an invasion of privacy. other schools around the country say they're keeping a close eye on the success or failure of t
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